Michael Joseph Kickham...father, Kevin, played tennis at Truman State...mother, Dana, played volleyball at Florida Southern...brother, Dan, was drafted in the 33rd round of the 2011 First-Year Player Draft by Detroit and played one Minor League season with the organization...graduated from Glendale (MO) High School and played collegiately at Missouri State...won the Dave Dickensheet Pitcher of the Year award in 2010 after notching a Missouri State single-season record 103 K’s...pitched for Crowder College (JC) before attending Missouri State...drafted in the sixth round of the 2010 First-Year Player Draft by the San Francisco Giants.
Posted a 1-1 record and 7.71 ERA (12 ER/14.0 IP) with 17 strikeouts against five walks across six games (2 GS) for Boston...Turned in a 1-0 record and 4.91 ERA (4 ER/7.1 IP) with six strikeouts against four walks over four relief appearances, compared to his 0-1 mark and 10.80 ERA (8 ER/6.2 IP) with 11 strikeouts against one walk in his pair of starts...Spun two innings of scoreless relief with four strikeouts against two walks to secure his lone win of the season on Sept. 5 vs. Toronto...Held opposing left-handed bats to a .235 average, allowing just four hits across 17 at-bats (19 BF)...enjoyed the confines of Fenway Park where he turned in a 5.68 ERA (4 ER/6.1 IP) in three games, compared to his 9.39 ERA (8 ER/7.2 IP) in three games (2 GS) on the road...fared well in intra-division matchups, where he posted a 1-0 record and 3.68 ERA (3 ER/7.1 IP) across three games (1 GS), in contrast, accrued an 0-1 record and 12.15 ERA (9 ER/6.2 IP) across a trio of games (1 GS) against the NL East...notched 13 of his 17 strikeouts over his three appearances against the AL East...assigned to the Red Sox alternate site from Pawtucket on July 17, later had his contract selected on Aug. 31 and remained with the big-league squad until outrighted to Pawtucket on Oct. 26...elected free agency the same day and signed a Minor League free-agent contract with the Dodgers on Jan. 8, 2021.
Attended spring training as a non-roster invitee with MIA and spent the entire season with Triple-A New Orleans...Went 4-1 with a 3.86 ERA as a reliever (14 ER/32.2 IP) and 1-4 with a 4.53 ERA as a starter (27 ER/53.2 IP)...Posted a 2.92 ERA (8 ER/24.2 IP) from 6/27-7/27...Allowed 1 run in a season-high 7.0 IP on 7/27 vs. Nashville.
Made 20 appearances between GCL Marlins, Double-A Jacksonville, and Triple-A New Orleans, combined to go 1-1 with a 3.64 ERA (43.0 ip/17 er)...Opened season on 7-day disabled list with Baby Cakes...Activated on May 19 and made first appearance on May 21 against Omaha, tossing 3.0 scoreless innings of relief, allowing one hit, while striking out three...Made two relief appearances for Jacksonville from May 25-29, tossing a combined 3.1 shutout innings with three strike outs...Earned promotion to New Orleans on June 2 and went 1-1 in 14 appearances...Made longest appearances on June 7 against Las Vegas, tossing 3.1 hitless innings. Allowed one run, issued three walks, and struck out four...Earned first win of season on June 19 against Sacramento, tossing 0.2 innings, allowing one hit...Recorded season-high six strikeouts on July 6 against Colorado Springs...Had second 7-day DL stint from July 25 until August 28...Made one rehab appearance with GCL Marlins on August 24, where he tossed 1.0 shutout inning and struck out two...Rejoined Baby Cakes on August 28, where he tossed two shutout appearances to close out year, striking out five over a combined 5.0 innings...Seven of his 20 appearances went for at least 3.0 innings, with 14 going at least 2.0 innings.
Posted 8-10 record with two complete games, one shutout and 3.65 ERA (145.2 ip/59 er) in 27 appearances (25 starts) between Double-A Jacksonville and Triple-A New Orleans. Innings pitched total was most since tossing 150.1 in 2014...Among Marlins farmhands, tied for organization lead in complete games, ranked third in strikeouts (119) and fifth in WHIP (1.15)...Named to Southern League Midseason All-Star team after posting 4-3 record and 2.26 ERA (71.2/18) in 13 first half appearances (12 starts)... Began season with three consecutive losses over first seven starts, despite allowing more than three runs just once...Made only relief appearance with Jumbo Shrimp on May 7 at Tennessee, tossing 1.0 scoreless inning...Followed skid with four-game winning streak over five starts from May 21-June 16. Over stretch, carried 0.55 ERA (32.2/2) and tossed four-hit shutout against Montgomery in second game of doubleheader on June 8...Tossed season-high 7.0 innings on May 21 vs. Mississippi. Equaled high on June 2 at Pensacola, June 8 vs. Montgomery and June 30 vs. Mobile...Struck out career-high 12 over 6.2 innings on May 27 vs. Jackson to earn Southern League Pitcher of the Week honors for period of May 22-28...With Jacksonville, held opponents to three-or-fewer runs in 14 of 17 starts...Promoted to New Orleans on July 19 and in nine appearances (eight starts) went 3-3 with 4.28 ERA (48.1/23)...Opened Triple-A stint with 3.1-inning relief appearance, July 19 at Round Rock...In first four starts with Baby Cakes, went 2-1 with 7.65 ERA (20.0/17). Settled in over final four starts, going 1-2 with 1.80 ERA (25.0/5).
Made a pair of appearances as a September callup with San Francisco, where he gave up five earned runs on 184 eight hits with a strikeout and walk, apiece, over two innings of relief...Capped his Triple-A campaign going 8-8 with a 4.43 ERA (73 ER/148.1 IP) over 27 starts Notched a career-high 131 strikeouts with Fresno, to rank tied for fourth in the PCL in that category, also issued 64 walks which were good for fifth-most in the league...Went undefeated in 12-consecutive starts from May 25 to July 24, amassing a 6-0 record and 2.74 ERA (21 ER/69.0 IP) with 70 strikeouts against 27 walks...spun 95.0-consecutive innings without surrendering a home run to lefty bats from May 20 to Aug. 21...ranked seventh in the PCL in innings pitched (148.1)...went 3-0 and turned in a 1.86 ERA (6 ER/29.0 IP) with 29 strikeouts against 11 walks over five starts during June...tossed 0.1 of an inning and gave up one earned run on a pair of hits in his first Major League appearance of the season...followed it up with his second and final appearance of the season two weeks later, allowing four earned runs on six hits with one walk and a strikeout over 1.2 innings of work.
Made his big league debut with SF, going 0-3 with a 10.16 ERA in 12 games (three starts). Had his contract purchased from triple-A Fresno on May 28 and made his Major League debut that night in Oakland, starting in place of Ryan Vogelsong. Became the first player from the Giants' 2010 draft class to reach the Majors. Was called up to the Giants' roster on five different occasions. Went 0-3 with a 13.94 ERA (16er, 10.1ip) in three starts for SF.His 13.94 ERA (16er, 10.1ip) over his first three starts marked the highest figure that any Giants pitcher had ever posted in their first three outings in the Majors. Made nine appearances out of the bullpen, allowing 17 runs in 18.0 innings. Opponents hit .351 (46-for-131) off him with 22 extra base hits. With runners on base, his opponents average against was .424 (28-for- 66). Made 20 starts with Fresno, posting a 4.31 ERA (53er, 110.2ip) with 90 strikeouts.